Microsoft Acquires Adallom for Enhanced Identity and Security Services for Cloud

Adallom has gained a reputation for being one of most trusted names in cloud security. Microsoft has just announced on its blog that it has acquired Adallom for an amount that has not been disclosed.
Microsoft believes that by bringing Adallom into its fold, it can be provide the best cyber security and identity services for its customers. According to the Microsoft Azure website, 57% of Fortune 500 companies use Microsoft Azure, so it is likely that Adallom will gain significant exposure and become heavily utilized in even more industries.
Adallom helps provide identity services for the following apps and services:

  • Salesforce
  • Box
  • Dropbox
  • ServiceNow
  • Ariba
  • Office 365
  • Yammer
  • Service Now
  • Centrify
  • Jive
  • Google Apps
  • Amazon Web Services
  • And more!

Adallom works by giving organizations additional controls over application access. By granularizing access for users, Adallom reduces your attack surface making it more comforting to begin using cloud based apps within your business.
“Adallom expands on Microsoft’s existing identity assets, and delivers a cloud access security broker, to give customers visibility and control over application access as well as their critical company data stored across cloud services,” writes Takeshi Numoto on the Microsoft blog.
“Adallom will complement existing offerings that Microsoft makes available today as part of Office 365 and the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), including our recent Microsoft Advanced Threat Analytics release,”  Numoto went on to write.
Adallom was founded in 2012 by the team of Assaf Rappaport, Ami Luttwak and Roy Reznik. The general idea of Adallom was to make cloud security easier for organizations. Products such as Adallom for SaaS gives organizations insight into SaaS app usage.
Advanced features include the ability to lockdown privileged users accounts, prevent the leak of data to unauthorized devices, identify when a malicious activity is happening in your cloud and manage the sharing of confidential data.